Shangri-La Guilin

Guilin & Yangshuo, China

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Shangri-La Guilin


Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin, surrounded by dramatic Decai Mountains, is a perfect base from which to explore the Li River that flows through Karst mountains, showcasing nature’s best views. The hotel itself, overlooks the beautiful Li River and many of the guest rooms and suites. Guilin is a small city and like any other city, filled with traffic. But, the beauty of Guilin lies in its countryside, to which Shangri-La proves to be an excellent place to stay.  

Although Guilin is of limited tourist interest, it is a perfect base to start and end your tour. The Li River is where all the tourists go to take a four-hour cruise downriver to view the beautiful landscape of Karst Limestone Mountains. The Shangri-La hotel, located not far from Guilin is a perfect choice to explore the city and the countryside. 

The guestrooms are spacious whilst Executive River View Rooms feature outdoor viewing terraces to observe breath-taking sunsets, and the Horizon Club offers enhanced amenities. The king bed is extremely comfortable, but I'm not sure any of this mattered as much as that spectacular view from the window. It is the large big windows from which you can have grand sweeping view of the Karst Mountains and the Li River flowing silently through it. It’s magical! 

We Love
  • Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin is a perfect base to explore the surrounds
  • The views of the surrounding town and mountains are excellent
  • The swimming pool area overlooks the river and karst mountains 
  • The hotel has three restaurants; including Shang Palace and two bars
Need to Know
  • Shangri-La Guilin has 439 guestrooms and suites
  • Activities undertaken are cultural touring and nature sites
  • Located just outside Guilin city, in southern China
  • Best for Family, Culture, Adventure

Shangri-la Guilin GUILIN, CHINA

Stay Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin has 439 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. All accommodations provide beautiful views of the Li River or the hotel's lush landscaped gardens. The lead in Deluxe Rooms are spacious, whilst Executive River or Mountain View Rooms feature outdoor viewing terraces to observe breath-taking sunsets. Horizon Club rooms feature personalized attention and service and for one-bedroom suites are ideal for guests requiring extra space for a gathering or a formal business meeting.

ChildCare Children are welcome to stay at Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin. Family Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows offering a beautiful garden view. There is a Kid's Room and a Game Lounge offering X-Box, Sea Ball Pool, Archery, Foosball and more. A tent will be set up in your garden for family travellers with children. Babysitting can be arranged, on request.

Dine Although there are some fine restaurants in the city, dining at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, is a culinary experience to savour. Shang Palace, serves Chinese classic dishes and has private rooms for an intimate meal with family and friends. Li Café, a full-day restaurant has buffet and a la carte menu of Asian and international favourites. The U Bar presents Guilin’s most authentic western grill. For lighter meals and drinks, relax in the charming Lobby Lounge or refreshing Pool Bar.

Relax Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin offers a comprehensive range of recreational facilities. There is an indoor swimming pool with separate children's pool. But, don’t miss the outdoor swimming pool, set in lush tropical gardens and overlooking the karst scenery. The Shangri-la Spa offers both western and eastern aromatherapy, with steam rooms and Jacuzzi. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium and a Kid's Room.

Experience Guilin is China's most picturesque region and has long been reputed to have one of the world’s “most beautiful landscapes”. The highlight of the area is the Karst scenery of the Lijiang River that lies between Guilin and Yangshuo. Front desk at the Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin can arrange tour to the 83-kilomtre watercourse, that is flanked on both sides by bizarre, towering peaks, with crystal clear water, meandering through it. 

Shangri-La Guilin Guilin & Yangshuo, China

Location The Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin, is located on the outskirts of Guilin town, overlooking the Li River. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Li River that flows through Karst mountains, showcasing nature’s best views. Guilin is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Getting There Guilin is a major hub for transport links with an International airport and two train stations. It is linked with major destinations in China by air. It is located 30 Kms west of the city and takes approximately 35-minutes from the airport to Shangri-La Guilin. Taxis and private cars with drivers are available from the airport for Guilin and Yangshuo. 

When to go The best time to travel in Guilin is from April-May and Sep to December. During Spring, the mountains are full of colour, summers has pine and bamboo to view. Autumn has colourful leaves and chrysanthemum flowers, while winter sometimes has snow on its peaks. June to September is hot and humid with possible heavy rains.